|03-02-2011 05:07 PM|
I just ordered a Burkheimer blank, a 9' for 4wt, I'm glad you posted about getting one or I never would have realized they were available. Now we have to get rid of an awful lot of snow before we can think about trout.
|01-31-2011 06:25 PM|
Well............ maybe if Todd and you will guide me...I will venture over this Spring to see if you have any trout in Vermont!
I will supply some nice Catskill drys for the effort!
|01-30-2011 05:00 PM|
You are both an artist and a fine craftsman. Beautiful rod!
|01-30-2011 02:42 PM|
Nice photos and nice trout (Alaska?)
This rod is going to be perfect for the Delaware and larger Adirondack streams (Indian, Schroon, Hudson, Saranac, Ausable, Battenkill)....that is where I will be mostly fishing.
If I will get a couple of 20" plus fish a season....that will be phenominal! (most are 10"-16")...but here is to hoping!
|01-30-2011 01:59 PM|
One rod to consider is Kerry's 9'5" wt.5 ( 4-5-6) . it is more of a 5/6 rod with incredible action and anther stronger tip. A perfect for a larger trout mid-size river. Hanadle wt.5 and 6 lines superbly and it pleasure to fight trout form 15" + and will take , without killing a fish mid-20" heavy wild rainbows.
A net scoop is 23" long. Kerry Burkheimer can modify the action a bit, and make a version with slightly firmer butt. Overall the rod when casting have tendency to flex toward the butt section and at the same time feels creeps and very firm.
For long distance I would go with DT wt.5 and short to medium with WF 6.
|01-30-2011 11:26 AM|
Thanks for the comments!
Warren: wood is Amboyna Burl.
Can't wait to fish it.
|01-29-2011 03:06 PM|
What a good looker, one to be proud of. What is the wood?
The feather inlay looks real good.
|01-26-2011 11:56 PM|
|sickb4st4rd||Wow, that handle is just gorgeous!|
|01-26-2011 09:17 PM|
Nice work, very West coast! Always nice to look down at a thing of beauty while doing what you love.
|01-26-2011 06:50 PM|
|Jim Miller||Some pics....finished!|
|01-18-2011 07:21 PM|
|Warren||I'll keep an eye open Jim|
|01-14-2011 05:43 PM|
rod is wrapped. cork is done. waiting on a exotic wood spacer, putting finishing touches on the feather inlay work.
probably next week....I will post it up!
|01-14-2011 04:45 PM|
I just came across this post. Nothing like paying attention eh?
I built a Burkheimer 4 wt in 2008. What a nice rod blank. I cannot wait to see what you come up with.
|12-12-2010 10:08 PM|
Thanks, that is surprisingly reasonable.
|12-12-2010 09:18 PM|
No problem at all Jon.
Blank is a 5 wt 9 foot 4 piece
blank cost is $295....very fair I think!(this is for a deep spruce green. Black & blue are available for an upcharge of $25)
Terry will also sell the reel seat, cork and guides that they use in their builds. He does have options for finishes and real seat inserts.
You contact then via their contacts on the webpage.
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